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Bahrain Arm Accuses Alcoa of Corruption

US aluminum giant bribed, defrauded, and overcharged, lawsuit alleges

(Newser) - A company controlled by Bahrain's government has filed a lawsuit in US federal court accusing metals giant Alcoa of a host of shady business practices, the Wall Street Journal reports. Pittsburgh-based Alcoa, one of the world's biggest aluminum companies, systematically overcharged Bahrain Aluminum for raw materials and funneled money to... More »

Deal Could Forge Mining Goliath

Sky-high demand for minerals driving mergers

(Newser) - The biggest mining company in the world is aiming to get even bigger. BHP Billiton's $142 billion bid for Rio Tinto has been turned down, but the firm is still keen to make a deal, reports the Wall Street Journal. The deal would be the second-largest in history, and the... More »

Retail Reports Catapult Markets

Dow's 283.86 point gain is biggest in 5 years; Rio Tinto buys Alcan

(Newser) - The Dow soared 283.86 points to 13861.73 today, its largest single-day rally since 2002 and another record close. Traders ignored ongoing bearish rumors from the subprime sector, focusing on better-than-expected June reports from a host of retailers including Wal-Mart, J.C. Penney and American Express. More »

Alcan Steels Itself Against Alcoa Bid

Canadian aluminum producer rejects US rival, says it will seek other offers

(Newser) - Canadian aluminum maker Alcan has rejected the $24.7-billion bid from rival Alcoa that would have been the biggest takeover in the metals industry, and signalled its intention to look elsewhere. Alcoa’s  $74.60-per-share bid was inadequate, Alcan’s CEO said today, reigniting rumors that both companies may be... More »

Aluminum Giant Makes Play for Rival

Alcoa's $26.9 hostile takeover bid for Alcan comes after years of merger talks

(Newser) - Aluminum titan Alcoa is hoping to get its largest rival, Alcan, to melt under a hostile takeover bid, after merger talks between the two companies collapsed. Alcoa, the world's largest aluminum company, has offered $26.9 billion for its Canadian competitor in an effort to beat out the emerging market... More »

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